This book has been released under the following alternate titles:-
The Second Mate
As the twentieth century dawns the time of the great steamships is firmly under way. Newly in possession of his Master's Certificate, Tom Chatto secures a glamorous berth as second officer on a liner of the Pacific Steam Navigation Company - there he encounters a hostile face from the past.
Ironically, when the Orvega discovers a lifeboat with two corpses aboard, off Cape Horn, it is Tom's seamanship under sail that proves a potential lifesaver., The semi-derelict windjammer from which the lifeboat was launched is a danger to all shipping. In treacherous high seas Tom must not only board the old boat, but secure a line to the Orvega and get her towed out of harm's way. Many lives are at risk should his nerve or skill fail...
Author: Philip McCutchan
Title: Tom Chatto, Second Mate
Series: Tom Chatto
First Published by: Weidenfeld & Nicholson
Date: 14 August 1995